The Free Presbyterian Church of North America (FPCNA) is a group of Bible-believing Protestants whose Presbyterian roots go back to the great Reformation of the 16th century. As a denomination, we are
The FPCNA whole-heartedly endorses the five great solas of the Reformation:
- Reformed in doctrine
- Evangelical in outreach
- Sanctified in behavior
- Presbyterian in government
- Protestant in conviction
- Separatist in practice
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- Sola Scriptura—The Scriptures alone for matters of faith and practice
- Sola Fide—justification by faith alone
- Sola Gratia—by grace alone
- Solo Christo—in Christ alone
- Soli Deo Gloria—all to the glory of God alone
PAPAL VISIT TO THE USA
During this visit of the pope of Rome to the United States The Free Presbyterian Church of North America alerts the public to His false claims, which are to be rejected in light of what the Bible teaches.
The pope claims to be the Vicar of Christ. In Rome’s theology the pope is the only substitute or vicar on earth for Christ. The authority and prerogatives of Christ in heaven are ascribed to the pope on earth. Christ is the head of the church. If the pope is vicar as Rome teaches, then he must also be head of the church and have the authority over the whole church as Christ does. In contrast to such evil assertions, true believers recognize that the real vicar for Christ is the Holy Spirit. The Spirit has come to be a comforter in the stead of Christ: “And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever” (John 14:16).
The pope also claims to be the sole head of the universal Christian church. Bible believers recognize only one head of the church, the Lord Jesus Christ. “And he [Christ] is the head of the body, the church” (Colossians 1:18). It should go without saying that the church is not a two-headed monster, but she swears allegiance only to her glorious husband and head, Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:20–23; 5:23–32). Instead of submitting to the papal claims of supremacy over the whole church, Bible-believing Protestants have emphatically rejected the pope as a false teacher. The Westminster Confession states, “There is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ. Nor can the pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but is that antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the church against Christ, and all that is called God” (25.6).
As the Pope seeks to seduce souls into following his false doctrines, let all true believers in Christ pray that the Holy Spirit--the real vicar of Christ--would turn precious souls to the truth of salvation by grace alone through Christ alone, by faith alone. There is one mediator between God and men, the Lord Jesus Christ. All who call on Him for salvation have the promise of eternal life.
1 Timothy 2:5, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."